Justice (3) ‎– † (Cross)

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"Stress" contains a sample from Devo's "Jocko Homo"

Tracklist

Genesis 3:54
Let There Be Light 4:55
D.A.N.C.E. 4:02
Newjack 3:36
Phantom 4:22
Phantom Pt II 3:20
Valentine 2:56
Tthhee Ppaarrttyy 4:03
DVNO 3:56
Stress 4:58
Waters Of Nazareth 4:25
One Minute To Midnight 3:40

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2564 62986 2 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album, Bla) Ed Banger Records, Because Music, Warner Music International 2564 62986 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
EB769A0085680 Justice (3) Justice(CDr, Album, Promo) Vice Records, Because Music, Ed Banger Records EB769A0085680 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Justice (3) † (Cross)(12xFile, MP3, Album) Ed Banger Records, Because Music none Europe 2007
AM SP 001 Justice (3) † (Cross)(2xLP + 7", Single, Ltd + Box, Ltd, Num) Ed Banger Records, Arcade Mode AM SP 001 France 2007 Sell This Version
BEC5772108 Justice (3) † (Cross)(Box, Album, Ltd, Promo) Because Music BEC5772108 France 2007 Sell This Version
2564629862 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album) Ed Banger Records, Because Music 2564629862 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-12645 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album) Warner Music Japan, Ed Banger Records WPCR-12645 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
2 298624 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album) Because Music, Ed Banger Records 2 298624 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
224892-2 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album) Vice Records, Ed Banger Records 224892-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
BEC5772230 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album) Because Music, Ed Banger Records BEC5772230 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BEC5772109, 3124712 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album, Ltd, Enh) Because Music, Wagram Music, Ed Banger Records BEC5772109, 3124712 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
BEC5772110 Justice (3) (2xLP, Album, Gat) Because Music, Ed Banger Records BEC5772110 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
2564-62986-2 Justice (3) (CD, Album, Bla) Ed Banger Records, Because Music 2564-62986-2 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
BEC5772108, 3124702 Justice (3) (CD, Album, Bla) Because Music, Ed Banger Records BEC5772108, 3124702 UK & France 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-12831/2 Justice (3) † (Cross)(CD, Album + CD, EP, Enh) Ed Banger Records, Because Music, Warner Music Japan WPCR-12831/2 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BEC5156197 Justice (3) (2xLP, Album, RE, RP + CD, Album, RE + Ltd, Gat) Because Music, Ed Banger Records BEC5156197 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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LeroyBrownLR3_MK2

LeroyBrownLR3_MK2

July 14, 2016
edited 15 days ago
referencing † (Cross), CD, Album, Bla, 2564 62986 2
When I first got the digital copy of this album, I loved it. I'd only heard Waters of Nazareth, One Minute To Midnight and maybe D.A.N.C.E. I'd recently got back into electronic music and was big into the Ed banger and Kitsune Maison comps. Justice's tunes though, were somehow on another level for me. In some cases, that can separate an artist from a scene (eg. Basement Jaxx), but in this case, their tunes were high moments in DJ sets.
A lot of albums by electronic artists I find can be patchy, with half the tunes being fillers, but this is not the case here. Obviously there are cheesy moments (D.A.N.C.E. , Tthhee Ppaarrttyy, DVNO), but that only makes the harder tunes even more effective (Stress, for example). Overall it's a great album. You can hear influences from 1970s rock and pop, to Kraftwerk and Moroder, to heavy metal, to score writers like Goblin, all worked together into almost a concept album. The sampling is for nerds. Tenebrae OST, the video version of Jocko Homo etc etc... Which really makes for interesting listening instead of the obvious disco loops and funk breaks.
...Then I bought the CD release. Looks great, as the underside of the disc is black, but what really blew me away was the sound. This is a prime example of testing mp3s against CD audio. The depth and clarity of the sound is just amazing. The mastering and overall production is 10*, even though visually it appears as a brick wall.
Comparing Justice to Daft Punk is pointless, just because they're both French and producing electronic music. They're worlds apart, apart from by location. This truly is one of the jewels in the crown of 00s best albums in my opinion and an important album from the whole electronic indie / nu-rave (I hate that term too) / Frenchtouch revival era of 2006-2011. A must have... And honestly, on CD (maybe vinyl too, I haven't heard it on that format) it sounds absolutely immense (providing you have a good stereo / sound system).
PetitSplif

PetitSplif

February 11, 2016
edited 5 months ago
referencing †, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BEC5772110

One of my favourite Justice's album. I was scared about vinyls limitations and I am really surprised of the songs quality. Bass, punch, medium are perfectly retransmitted... Justice's style is on the place ! This is the perfect example to show that electro and vinyls are compatibles.
obertsounds

obertsounds

February 22, 2015
referencing †, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BEC5772110
Electro music is always taxing on vinyl's physical dynamic range limitations (lacquer can only be cut "hot" enough before becoming unplayable), but the late Nilz did an amazing job with this one. I'd say it sounds even better than the original digital transfers, enhancing all the punch and glitchy sounds that Justice became known for.
WhiteRabbitttt

WhiteRabbitttt

February 2, 2015
referencing †, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BEC5772110
I received my copy of this album with an uncentered 1st disc, I have yet to check disc 2. Has anyone else had this issue?
Modjo27

Modjo27

October 24, 2014
referencing † (Cross), CD, Album, Ltd, Enh, BEC5772109, 3124712
How do we know that this is limited to 10,000 copies?
Isn't stated on the actual release (unless it's on the gold sticker? Mine doesn't have one on it)
So..?
noizstepper

noizstepper

August 14, 2014
referencing † (Cross), CD, Album, Bla, 2564 62986 2
There is no question about who's better Daft Punk or Justice.
Both have one thing in comon:
Their following releases were not half as good as their debut!
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 17, 2014
referencing † (Cross), CD, Album, 224892-2

Daft Punk have been the reigning kings of popular French house, but with †, Justice made a run for the crown. And from the opening, portentous notes of "Genesis," you can tell they're going for a grittier sound, though still rooted in electro. "D.A.N.C.E." brings in a children's chorus for some disco-funk, while "Newjack" gets herky-jerky. "Valentine," on the other hand, is a jaunty little tune, while Uffie offers her own jaunty vocals to "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy." "DVNO" heads back into the 80s for some new wave, and "Stress" takes the strings from Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" for a darker twist. So while Daft Punk isn't in any danger of getting deposed, Justice at least can count themselves as contenders for the throne.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

June 17, 2012
referencing † (Cross), CD, Album, Bla, 2564 62986 2

I think people saw in Justice a group that sounded like Daft Punk, and then the hype machine kicked in and tried to make these guys out to be someone who they are not. This is an overrated album and there's only a couple of really excellent songs. Obviously, "D.A.N.C.E", and "Genesis". "The Party" is really cheesy, I hated that song. Too much wub-wub-wub, not too dissimilar from dubstep. In the end, I find I don't connect to this as much as I did Daft Punk's work.
S3phiRotH

S3phiRotH

April 5, 2011
referencing † (Cross), CD, Album, BEC5772230

A perfect album with the real french electro sound.. 10 out of 10 points for sure
m3nn0

m3nn0

November 26, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
referencing †, 2xLP, Album, Gat, BEC5772110

I say: DAMN, WHOHW!
This album really rocks the rockets of their sockets! One of the absolute highlights of electronic dance music ever! It's diverse, entertaining, reigning from cliché disco to underground industrial, but it also is as cohesive as it is a pile of experiments. Nothing can top this. If you don't rate this 5* you're out of tune with the time we're living in.